6 Ways to Stay on Track with Your Goals, Even During the Holidays

29 Nov, 2017 Productivity

Just because the holidays have rolled around, doesn’t mean you should lose steam on your goals. In fact, now is a better time than ever to double down and revisit the ambitions you set out at the beginning of the year.

I always like to take some time during the holidays for reflection to think about what I set out to accomplish at the beginning of the year and what I’ve achieved; what I’m grateful for and what I envision for the future.

To keep you on track during the busiest time of the year, consider the following advice.

 

1. Take advantage of your Fridays.

Now, more than ever you should be making the most of your Fridays and not treating them like “throwaway” workdays.

Block out your calendar on Friday afternoon and dedicate it to ending the week on a high note.

 

2. Avoid meetings, calls or external lunches, unless necessary.

Set your sights on accomplishing anything you missed during the week and things that will prepare you for the week ahead.

 

3. Use the “Power of Three” method.

I love to-do lists but can easily lose sights of my priorities if I don’t establish what is most important to accomplish, especially before the end of the year.

One of my favorite tricks is the “Power of Three:”

  • Make a list of your top three to-dos,
  • Attach list to phone, desk, laptop– a visible place, you see often,
  • Focus on just those three things for the day,
  • At the end of the day, transfer any “leftovers” to tomorrow’s list.

Whatever isn’t accomplished during the day, rolls over to tomorrow.

 

4. Create an action plan.

Writing what you want to accomplish is a powerful affirmation and can help you visualize the end goal.

Come up with a sentence or two, which encompasses your goal. For example:

  • I will write and publish my first book.
  • I will eat less sugar and consume more fresh foods.
  • I will launch my dream business and become an entrepreneur.
  • I will dedicate more time to family and personal life.

Get specific with what you want to accomplish and try not to spread yourself too thin. Achieving a few things really well is better than going half at it with a dozen goals.

Establish incremental, achievable steps and tick each off as you go along.

 

5. Enjoy time with family and friends!

Relax, decompress, unplug from work and enjoy yourself! It’s incredibly important to take time for yourself and your loved ones so that you can re-energize and re-ignite your passion.

 

6. Commit to sharing your story.

Do you want to leave a legacy? What better way than by sharing your story and getting it into the hands of those who need it most.

“Book Bound by the Sea” will help you do just that. This January dozens of soon-to-be authors will be one step closer to publishing their book. Stop dreaming about writing your book and finally become an author at “Book Bound by the Sea!”

 

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6 Ways to Stay on Track with Your Goals, Even During the Holidays
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Don’t lose steam on your goals just because it’s the holiday season. Take advantage of the holiday spirit to double down and revisit the ambitions you set out at the beginning of the year.
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